Australia based band Wolfmother are no rookies when it comes to the hard rock genre. After being formed in the early 2000’s, the group have become known for their fast paced, Zeppelin like influences in their music. This certainly carried over well for their sold out show at the Trocadero on Friday night with L.A garage group Deap Vally.
With song titles such as “Baby I Call Hell” and “Woman of intention”, it’s clear that Deap Vally (yes, it’s spelled that way) is not your typical “girl rock” sort of group. The duo formed in 2011 and since had their first studio release titled “Sistrionix.” Deap Vally had a delightful, scuzzy sound to them, similar to the likes of bands like “The Kills” and “The Dead Weather.” With most music nowadays being over produced and edited, it was refreshing to hear something with a bit more edge to it. Vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Troy riffed her way through the set with a smile along with drummer Julie Edwards, leaving everyone thoroughly amped for what was to come next.
Wolfmother hit the stage running, opening right into “The Joker and the Thief” as soon as the lights went up. Frontman Andrew Stockdale, along with keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett kept their set high with energy. Andrew was frequently moving around during songs, even lifting his hands to the crowd as they cheered lyrics to other hits like “Gypsy Caravan” and “The Love that you give.” The show proved a treat for all types of rock fans.
Words & Photos by Angel Park